This year, the summer solstice coincided with a full strawberry moon — a rare celestial occurrence dubbed “once-in-a-lifetime” event.
While the solstice marks the official beginning of the summer, the moon marks the beginning of the strawberry season. The Algonquins named it “strawberry moon” because they knew it would finally be time to gather ripened fruit when this moon rose.
The name “summer solstice,” on the other hand, comes from the Latin solstitium meaning, “sun stands still.”
The last time these two phenomena coincided was back in 1967, and it will not happen again until June 2062.
As is the case with most astrological occurrences, this particular event has a significant place in pagan culture and is related to a number of myths and superstitions.
In addition to that, contrary to its name, the strawberry moon is not pink or red. It usually glows a warm amber color since it hangs incredibly low and its light is being forced through thicker, more humid air.
Find out more in the video above.